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Remembering Cathy Vujasin – With Our Thanks and Gratitude

It is with profound sadness that we fondly remember the life and Scouting career of our friend and colleague Cathleen Jo Vujasin, the Council’s Fundraising Administrative Assistant and longest-tenured member of our support staff.  Cathy, 64, passed away at UPMC Pinnacle Community Osteopathic Hospital on Wednesday, September 9. Cathy first started her career with the...

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Time to Get Ready for Annual Scouting for Food Drive

The New Birth of Freedom Council is encouraging all Cub Scout Packs, Scouts BSA Troops, Venturing Crews, Sea Scout Ships, Explorer Posts, and STEM Labs to participate in this year’s Scouting for Food and Shelter Drive. This is the single largest service project conducted by our Council....

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Welcome Tyler Roman to Our Camping Department

The New Birth of Freedom Council is delighted to welcome our newest staff member, Tyler Roman, as the Administrative Assistant in our Camping Department.   Tyler brings a wealth of Scouting experience to this role, including service as a member of the summer camp staff at Camp Tuckahoe each year since 2014, most recently serving...

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Remembering John Riggle – Former Council President and Commissioner

It is with great sadness that we remember and salute the life and volunteer Scouting career of John Riggle, 72, former president of the York-Adams Area Council and the inaugural Council Commissioner of the New Birth of Freedom Council.  John passed away at his home in St. George, UT on Saturday, August 22. It was...

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Scout Shop Hours Expanding September 1

As we move to the fall, the Mechanicsburg and York Scout Shops will be moving to be open six days a week, starting September 1. The new hours will be 10 AM to 6 PM Monday through Friday, and 10 AM to 2 PM Saturdays.  Since Labor Day falls after the change, the first Monday...

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Experts Provide Support for Coping with COVID-19

We’re a few months into coping with the COVID-19 pandemic — though it probably feels like so much longer. Your Scouts’ summer adventures might have been canceled; you might feel frustrated navigating life at home or going out in public; you might be examining your and your family’s mental health like never before. The Boy ...

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Remembering Jack Carr – With Thanks and Appreciation

It is with great sadness that we remember and salute the life and Scouting career of Malcolm “Jack” F. Carr, Jr., 68, who died on Saturday, August 8, after a courageous battle with cancer. Jack served as Scout Executive of the former Keystone Area Council from 1999-2010 and he was the New Birth of Freedom...

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Understanding the Churchill Plan and What It Means for Scouting

In 2019, the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the BSA asked six teams of volunteers and professionals from the local, area, regional and national level – including current or recent youth members and subject-matter experts – to develop plans on how to optimize the BSA for success in key areas based on input provided by...

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